This past June, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom scholars traveled to Rome to partner with Italian university LUMSA (Libera Università degli Studi Maria Ss. Assunta di Roma) for the first edition of the LUMSA-FC Summer School on “Law, Economics and Ethics of Markets and Regulation.” LUMSA is Rome’s second oldest university and part of the European Master in Law & Economics (EMLE) consortium which includes Aix-Marseille University (France), Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), Ghent University (Belgium), University of Haifa (Israel), University of Hamburg (Germany), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (India), Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland).

The weeklong program included lectures, workshops and presentations for EMLE students and other attendees. Freedom Center scholars contributed to the event including Saura Masconale, Mary Rigdon, David Schmidtz, and Simone Sepe.

“International partnerships are vital to freedom and the study of how markets, economics, law, and politics shape society and its future,” Masconale said. “We are looking forward to growing these collaborative opportunities so that students all over the world can build their knowledge and leadership skills.”